It happens whenever Beyonce performs or Rihanna steps outside. Its happened when Betty Davis wore hotpants and Left Eye wore condoms as eye patches. Whenever black women own their sense of sexuality and it appears to not be controlled by the hetero-male gaze, the whole world gets into a tizzy.

–Mychal Denzel Smith, Nicki Minaj’s butt and the politics of black women’s sexuality

(via knowledge equals black power)

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